Summer Jazz Camp is for high school, college, and adult instrumentalists who are interested in learning more about jazz improvisation. Students from throughout Tennessee and other states have participated in the camp. Many students who have attended the camp have been Mid-State and All-State Jazz Band members. If you would be interested in four days of serious study of jazz improvisation, style, sight-reading, materials and methods, and also having some fun learning to play jazz, you would enjoy and benefit from this camp. The camp concludes with an informal concert where students are given the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. The schedule of activities may vary, depending on enrollment.
The Camp will be held in the Heydel Fine Arts Center
The camp will be directed by Glenn Martin. Mr. Martin has been a jazz soloist, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the U.S. and has played with jazz artists, Rich Matteson, Willie Thomas, Jack Peterson, Jim Riggs, Floyd Standifer, and others. He played lead and solo trombone in the Dallas Jazz Orchestra and the Onzie Matthew Big Band along with jazz artists Billy Tilman, Tony Klatka, and James Clay.
His jazz compositions have been published by Columbia Pictures/Belwin, Inc., The Tuba-Euphonium Press, R.B.C. Publications, Cimarron Music Press and Jazz Anyone Publications, and have been performed by high school, university, and professional groups throughout the U.S. at events such as the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Conference, the Tennessee Mid-State Jazz Band, and at the U.S. Capitol by the United States Marine Band.
Mr. Martin holds a B.S. in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University and a Masters Degree in Music Theory and Composition from Northeast Louisiana University. He did postgraduate work at North Texas State University in Jazz Studies where he studied and worked with Rich Matteson. He has taught Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Band at both the secondary and university levels. He has also taught Music Theory, Ear Training, Orchestration, Instrumental Methods, Brass and Trombone at the university level. He is the former Music Director of the Watertown Jazz Festival. He currently teaches at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
For More Information:
Contact: Glenn Martin, Jazz Camp Director, email
(c) 2009 Glenn Martin
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